My horse doesn’t respond to my leg, spur, or crop. I’ve tried transitions, circles, energy supplements, etc. What can I do to fix this?
My horse tends to get really sucked back like that to - something that I find helps is serpentines, they get him to listen and pay attention to my aids, maybe try without the Spurs, they can sometimes make a horse more sucked back and less responsive
How often should we rinse our horse? It gets moderately hot where I live, and I don't feel like it's good to do it every time I ride.
It depends mostly on how hot your horse is, not always the sweat level. If they’re hot after you ride then rinse them off, and even if they’re not partiularly hot but are still sweaty, I would still rinse them off because it’s not good for their skin to sit in the sweat. I also would suggest getting a fan for your horses stall if you can. Hope this helped!!
Do you have any tips for sitting back and not pulling, what are your experiences with these problems and how did you fixed them?
Instead of constantly pulling in hopes of slowing down do TONS of half halts. You risk the horse speeding up if you keep trying to hold them back as they start fighting with you. You can also do lots of crest release excercises or using a driving reign so that your elbows get softer and follow better. For sitting back, try some no stirrup work, if your leg is in the right spot then the most comfortable position for you in the saddle will be in the middle, once you get a definite feel for where that is then that should help with the leaning. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions!
What are your tips not to lean forward when trotting, cantering and before a jump?
Maybe try some no stirrup work, if your leg stays in the correct spot then it will be harder for you to lean forwards or backwards in your seat and you can get used to how the correct center of balance feels and start feeling for it better, hope this helped!